London-based dub collective Dub Pistols have returned with their fifth studio album this year, and will be putting it out on June 2nd.
Barry Ashworth and his motley crew created their latest long-player 'Worshipping the Dollar' in between gigs every weekend following the release of acclaimed 2009 album ‘Rum & Coke’. The record sees a return to lyrical themes explored on earlier albums with deeper and more conscious lyrics and a pacier feel to the tracks, which mirrors their increasingly frenetic live shows.
The title of the album is taken from a track voiced by Akala, ms dynamite’s brother. “Living in squalor, worshipping the dollar, there is no flag large enough to wrap around the horror” — so runs a key lyric on the anti-war song ‘West End Stories’, a scathing indictment of US imperialism.
Other highlights on the album include the return of UK hip-hop hero Rodney P, who has become part of the Dub Pistols extended family over the years…